At Embassy Office Parks, we are very aware of our responsibility to the environment. All of our decisions from development to delivery are driven by our focus on sustainability.
we at Embassy Office Parks, strongly believe in the need for institutions to have a sense of ownership towards the communities they operate in. We channel this belief by building sustainable parks and undertaking various transformative community service initiatives. We constantly endeavour to make all our projects as environment-friendly as possible.
We’ve adopted a similar approach in the development of our parks.
That’s why all of Embassy Office Parks’ ongoing and future projects are specifically designed keeping environmental guidelines in mind.
Right from rain-water harvesting systems to architectural techniques that not only maintain harmony with, but also leverage the surrounding environment, we ensure that our infrastructure is an example of buildings that meet international standards while remaining environmentally accountable.
Alternative sources of energy have always played a major role in shaping the way we plan our projects. Through our Rooftop Solar Power Project, we are exploring the possibility of installing rooftop solar plants in all of our parks. The energy generated from these plants will help reduce the overall grid energy usage.
As a pilot project, a 450 kW plant is being installed in Embassy Manyata in Bangalore of which 105 kW is currently operational. This project is expected to generate about 710,000 units of solar energy. The overall rooftop solar potential for the entire portfolio is estimated at over 5,000 kW with an annual generation capacity of over 9,000,000 units.
Our partners share the same commitment towards the environment. We are currently in the process of establishing power purchase agreements with renewable energy developer partners.
Our partners will set up renewable energy projects and supply energy to Embassy Office Parks through an open access scheme, with the objective of enhancing the overall renewable energy usage component to over 50% in all office parks, over the next two years.
Green Rider’ was launched by Embassy Services in October 2017 with an aim to reduce vehicular traffic and carbon footprints released by the vehicles entering in and out Embassy Office Parks through ride sharing. The program tied up with three carpool app service providers – Quickride, sRide and W’heal OurWorld. So far 35,000 working out of the business parks are now registered carpoolers. Since the launch of the program, over 136,000 rides resulting in 22 lakh km has been traversed through carpooling. This has resulted in a reduction of 530 tons of CO2 and other greenhouse gases which would require around 14k+ trees to offset, than 1000 techies in over 50 companies. A horticulture team from Embassy Services provided guidance to them about the sowing, watering, tending, vermicomposting and harvesting of the crops.
And it doesn’t stop there. We have some of the best companies in the world housed in our parks, and their employees share their vision of sustainability. Keeping in line with our Green philosophy, our car parking is fitted with electrical points for convenient charging of eco-friendly cars.
‘Green Rider’ was launched by Embassy Services in October 2017 with an aim to reduce vehicular traffic and carbon footprints released by the vehicles entering in and out Embassy Office Parks through ride sharing. The program tied up with three carpool app service providers – Quickride, sRide and W’heal OurWorld. So far 1 in 5 out of the 1 lakh employees working out of the business park are now registered carpoolers. Since the launch of the program, over 51,000 rides resulting in 8.14 lakh km has been traversed through carpooling. This has resulted in a reduction of 190 tons of CO2 and other greenhouse gases which would require around 5000+ trees to offset.
In addition, we also provide cycles at some of our parks to ensure a green and easy commute for park users, within the park. Embassy TechZone also has a dedicated cycling lane.
In all the activities we undertake, the focus has been to remain relevant and forward-thinking, and our approach towards the environment continues to remain a primary focus.